Category: Family

Top 5 Stories of 2022

Check out our five most popular articles published on our Highs and Lows Blog in 2022!

PEPS: Expectation Vs. Reality

Before participating in a PEPS Group, many people believe PEPS is just another parenting class. In reality, PEPS is so much more than that. It’s a space to build community, have real, raw conversations, and connect with other parents going through the same phase of life. Archana Agrawal shares her experience in a PEPS Newborn Group and how her expectations changed after joining a group.

Alternative Gift Ideas for Your Toddler

A first birthday is an exciting celebration for a child. It marks the beginning of their journey as a toddler, a time when they’ll begin to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For many parents, relatives, and friends, a first birthday is an excellent opportunity to support a child’s early development through thoughtful gifts.

Estate Planning Glossary 

Our 6 Steps to Create your Will event in partnership with Megan Gebhardt, owner of Gebhardt Law Office, is coming up on October 12. Estate planning is one of those fields that comes with lots of specific terminology that can make the process feel intimidating. Get a head start before the workshop by learning the definition of several estate planning terms with Megan’s Estate Planning Glossary on our blog!

Every Month is College Savings Month

Did you know that September is National College Savings Month? But really, shouldn’t every month be College Savings Month? With a new school year starting, now is the perfect time to start saving for your child’s future education expenses. PEPS sponsor WA529 shares more about savings plan options, the best time to start saving, and how a college savings plan can be used on our blog.

Nanny Work Agreements 101

Hiring a nanny to care for your children may be one of the most intimate professional relationships you have. Just like any other job, defining expectations in advance and maintaining open communication will help reduce conflict for both employers and nannies. Read our recent blog post for tips on creating a written nanny work agreement from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.

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How Can a WA529 College Savings Plan Be Used? Let Us Count the Ways!

When you think of saving for college, you probably think of the big-ticket items – tuition, room and board. With a WA529 College Savings Plan, you can save for not only those expenses, but many other post-secondary education costs. Find out exactly what a college savings plan can be used for in our recent blog post.

Navigating the Transition to Parenthood

Does your partner feel more like a roommate ever since you became parents? If so, you’re not alone. Read our latest blog post written by a certified Gottman Educator and Training Specialist to learn some tips for maintaining a satisfying relationship after bringing home baby.